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Seminoles resume Negotiations with Florida to keep Blackjack Games

For months now, the State Tribal Compact between the Seminoles and Florida has been up in the air. The original contract, which gave the tribe exclusive rights to offer banked tables games at its casinos, expired last month, but with 90 days to comply with the removal of its blackjack tables, negotiations are finally progressing. … Read More

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No more Blackjack or Baccarat at Seminole Hard Rock, Tribe seeks Litigation

Take a close look, and you’ll find there’s a lot that needs fixing in Florida’s gambling industry. Greyhounds are needlessly perishing, pari-mutuels are exorbitantly taxed, and the State Legislature is so focused on the 2016 election year that no one wants to spearhead a movement to fix it. The end result was the expiration of … Read More

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Indiana $4k Blackjack winner’s luck runs out, Robbed by Co-worker

Tales of friendly romps at the casino can get pretty outrageous, especially when they come out of Las Vegas, but one story out of America’s heartland is spinning a web of reprehensible deceit. Police in Lake County, Indiana are on a manhunt after hearing the tale of two co-workers who visited the blackjack tables; one … Read More

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Time Running Out for Florida/Seminole Blackjack Compact, No Resolution in Sight

Five years ago, the State of Florida entered into a compact with the Seminole Tribe that gave them exclusive rights to present patrons with banked table games like blackjack. At the end of this month, that contract will expire, and so far, there doesn’t seem to be any resolution to attempts at renegotiation. The Seminoles … Read More

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Advantages and Disadvantages of Video Blackjack versus Live Tables

There are essentially two ways to play a traditional game of blackjack in a land-based casino. One can visit the live tables, where a dealer doles out the cards to all players at the table, or a video blackjack machine where each game is engineered by computerized results. Each carries advantages and disadvantages, based on … Read More

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Blackjack Player Accused of Betting with Counterfeit Bills at Rivers Casino

The expansive 120,000 square foot casino floor of the Rivers Casino in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania was bustling with activity Saturday night. As the majority of America was celebrating the 4th of July, one blackjack player found himself in hand cuffs after allegedly passing counterfeit bills to the dealer. According to a publication on TribLive.com, it wasn’t … Read More

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Gambling addict Ben Affleck to Divorce Jennifer Garner, but Share House

When couples divorce, the last thing most of them want to do is remain in close proximity to one another. The same cannot be said of blackjack addict Ben Affleck and his spouse of 10 years, Jennifer Garner. Although news of their impending divorce has been confirmed, they’ve decided to continue living together in their … Read More

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With Thousands of Blackjack Tables, Where’s the Best Value in Vegas in 2015?

A recent article on Las Vegas’ Palace Station brought to our attention to the city’s blackjack tables. The West Sahara Ave casino reported that it is working on bringing back the locals by focusing more on player-friendly blackjack rules and payouts. That led us to conduct an investigation on who really has the best blackjack … Read More

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Seminoles scramble to Renegotiate Casino Blackjack Compact in Florida

For the last five years, the Seminole Tribe of Florida has held the exclusive right to offer casino blackjack and other banked card games at five of their seven gambling facilities. That privilege came by way of a compact with the state that guaranteed a minimum of $1 billion in revenue filling the tax coffers … Read More

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Senate President Pro of Bible Belt State Alabama wants to Legalize Lottery and Casino Gambling

Casino gambling has long been considered a pariah in the Bible Belt state of Alabama. All forms of gambling were prohibited by the State Constitution in 1901, and since then, only pari-mutuel betting on horse/dog races and charitable bingo games have been legalized. Now, Senate President Pro Tem Albert “Del” Marsh is rocking the Yellowhammer … Read More

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